Re: tech snippets

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 1 Jan 1997 16:15:57 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 1 Jan 1997, James Rogers wrote:

> Didn't the CM-2 use a lot of very small ALUs (1-bit? 4-bit?) and then use
> them in groups?

I seem to recall (I can't find the manual on my messy desk) that several
one-bit processors shared a single ALU, maybe 4-bit but perhaps larger.
Ah, I really like that architecture despite its drawbacks, it was quite
fun to program (and my programs made nice patterns on the front LEDs).

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